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What is Intellectual Property? It is Imagination Made Real

It is imagination made real. It is the ownership of dream, an idea, an improvement, an emotion that we can touch, see, hear, and feel. It is an asset just like your home, your car, or your bank account.  Just like other kinds of property, intellectual property needs to be protected from unauthorized use. There [...]

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USPTO seeks Patent Public Advisory Committee Nominations through June 11, 2010

[Federal Register: March 29, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 59)] [Notices] [Page 15417-15418] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr29mr10-40] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [PTO-C-2010-0033] Public Advisory Committees AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice and request for nominations. ———————————————————————– SUMMARY: On November 29, [...]

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Fourth Annual USPTO Design Day Open House and Conference

March 30, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates, Patent Articles 

The American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law and the Industrial Designers Society of America will co-sponsor Design Day 2010 – The Art of Design, an annual open house and conference for design patent practitioners and design examiners.  The day-long event will be [...]

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SBA Warns Small Businesses of Fraudulent Attempts Offering to Help Them Secure SBA Loans

March 30, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates 

Release Date: March 29, 2010 Contact: Dennis Byrne  (202) 205-6567 Release Number: 10-09 Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is warning small businesses to use caution if they are contacted by firms offering to help them apply for funds available through SBA programs. SBA and SBA’s Office of the Inspector [...]

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BUSTED….or NOT. Copyright and Trademark Infringement Claims against Online Auction Sellers

Online auction giant eBay has recently faced a number of copyright and trademark infringement claims both internationally and domestically. Well-known brands such as LOUIS VUITTON and CARTIER have charged that eBay is liable for secondary copyright or trademark infringement due to eBay’s users selling infringing goods on their website. However, despite the expanding number of [...]

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